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Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 8
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Project Management
Reference Code: BB8 804
STAGE
Award
Fall Semester 1
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.5 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.5 Hours per week

Project Management Module

Defining Project Management

The indicative syllabus for this project management module is outlined below:

  • Technology & Change the creation of the GAP.
  • Secondary Characteristics; Temporary Nature of Projects/Unique/Progressive Elaboration, Single User Purpose.
  • Triple Constraint (Time, Scope and Cost).

Project Management Standards and Frameworks

Project Management as a Profession & Certification

  • Project Management Institute.
  • PMP, Certification.
  • Project Management Book Of Knowledge.
  • International Project Manager Association.
  • Prince 2.
  • Project Management Association.
  • Project Management Institute of Ireland.

Project Life Cycle

Project Management Life Cycle

  • Initiating processes – authorizing the beginning or ending of a project or phase.
  • Planning processes – ensuring that the objectives of the project are achieved in the most appropriate way.
  • Executing processes – coordinating all resources (people and material) during the implementation of the project plan.
  • Controlling processes – monitoring of project variances from what was planned to actual progress.
  • Closing processes – formal acceptance of the project or a phase and updating of the project information base with lessons learned.

Project Management Control and Organisational Structures

Control and Organisational Structures

  • Matrix organisations.
  • Project Scope.
  • Project Risk and Issue Management.
  • Project Manager Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Project Teams.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Assess the parameters of standard project management frameworks.
LO 2
Analyse the key tenets of each phase of the project management life cycle from initiation to lessons learned and the purpose of key documentation.
LO 3
Analyse the role & benefits of Project Management within matrix organisations.
LO 4
Critically evaluate the professional skills required to be a project manager.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO1, LO2
Project
40%
LO3, LO4
Final Written Examination
60%

Aims & Objectives

This module is designed to assist learners understand how organisations goals are translated into strategic, tactical and operational plans through the application of project management.

The module will focus on the key projects management processes of Initiation, Planning, Execution, Control and Project Closure, and the skills required to be an effective Project manager.

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